Know Your Customers!

A disappointed salesman of Coca Cola returns from his Middle East Assignment.

A friend asked. “why weren’t you successful with the Arabs?”

The salesman explained.

When I got posted in Middle East, I was very confident that I would make a good sale pitch as Coca Cola is virtually unknown there. But, I had a problem I didn’t know to speak Arabic.

So, I planned to convey the message through three posters.

First poster: A man lying in the hot desert sand….totally exhausted and fainted.

Second poster: The man is drinking our Cola….

Third poster: Our man is now totally refreshed…..

And then these posters were executed all over the places…”Then that should have worked!” Said the friend.

“The hell it should have!?” Said the salesman. “Didn’t realize that Arabs read from right to left”.

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3 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    Luv it

  2. Kim Cu says:

    it’s a funny story.

  3. Guy G. says:

    That was great!
    If that was a comic in the Sunday paper, you’d definitely be asked to provide another.

    Very true as well. We were really working on products for investing and found that our readers were more interested and asking for tips on budgeting.

    Thanks for the laugh and lesson.
    .-= Guy G.´s last blog ..Grocery Saving Tips – Tips on Budgeting =-.

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